[BangPypers] Python in India, for India

Bibhas Ch Debnath me at bibhas.in
Fri May 9 19:53:24 CEST 2014

Hi Jessica,

It's nice to see you here. I think this topic is the perfect place to talk
about what me and my friends do.

We are a small non-profit called Karnataka Learning Partnership(
http://klp.org.in/) with the target of better education for all children in
Karnataka. We gather data from (almost) *all* the primary schools in the
Karnataka state from various sources including govt provided data and the
open data available out there. These data are usually unstructured. So we
put efforts to clean them up, connect unrelated data(with both automated
softwares and manual efforts), and derive useful information out of them.
We then publish those information in two ways. 1. Reports in printable
format and 2. through API. We send the printed reports back to the Member
of Parliaments and other govt officials who needs these data to make better
decisions and we open the API to the public.

And we do *all* of this using Python. We've been doing this for years. For
our webapps, we have used web.py for a long time. Now mostly using Django.
All our data migrations tools, automation scripts, web apps etc are built
with Python. You can see it all at https://github.com/klpdotorg

Any feedback is welcome. :)

Bibhas Debnath

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 9:49 PM, Jessica McKellar <jessica.mckellar at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Some of you may know me as a Director for the Python Software Foundation or
> from PyCon North America.
> I'm gathering examples of Python being used to do great, uniquely
> *regional* work.
> Do you have suggestions for cool, impactful projects that use Python in
> India, for India? They might, for example, be related to local
> conservation, culture, science, education, sports, or politics.
> Regards,
> Jessica
> --
> Jessica McKellar
> http://jesstess.com
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